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FRISCO, Texas – August 29, 2023 – Magellan Health, Inc., a leader in behavioral health and related services, announced today that its subsidiary, Magellan Healthcare, Inc., has been awarded the care management entity contract by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Child and Family Services. Magellan will be responsible for providing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to care and support for children and youth, ages three to 20, with complex behavioral health needs who are at risk for placement outside of their homes or communities.
The program will coordinate and provide access to Intensive Care Coordination using High Fidelity Wraparound, Intensive Home-Based Treatment, emergency and planned respite, as well as youth peer support based on a robust strengths-based assessment of need with a focus on family and youth voice. In collaboration with the Division of Child and Family Services, Magellan will work to build a sustainable program that keeps children in Nevada at home and thriving.
“Magellan Healthcare is deeply honored to have been selected as the care management entity for this statewide contract and looks forward to partnering with the state to serve the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents throughout Nevada,” said Caroline Carney, M.D., president of behavioral health and chief medical officer of Magellan Health. “Magellan’s evidence-based, clinically driven children’s model of care is built around a compassionate, individualized approach that helps children and their families live happier, healthier and more independent lives.”
About Magellan Health: Magellan Health, Inc. supports innovative ways of accessing better health through technology, while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
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